Category: New releases

Dave Davies & Russ Davies: Open Road (Green Amp)

Dave Davies & Russ Davies Open Road (Green Amp) Dave Davies comes to us with his new album like an old friend returning after a long absence to reconnect and let us know he’s the same ole guy we’ve always…

Essence: Black Wings (Self-Released)

Essence Black Wings (Self-Released) Essence is a sixth-generation San Franciscan who was raised by flower children from the Haight-Ashbury Summer of Love era, and yes Essence is her real birth name. The singer/songwriter has been immersed in music since she…

The Flywheels: I’m For the Flowers (Mystery Lawn)

The Flywheels I’m For the Flowers (Mystery Lawn) In 2017, any band that offers their debut album in both electronic AND vinyl form deserves major street cred. And thus we should kneel to The Flywheels’ for their release of ‘I’m…

Hite: Light of a Strange Day (Six Degrees)

Hite Light of a Strange Day (Six Degrees) Hite is the debut of a new band for Georgia native Julia Easterlin and it’s just as intriguing as her earlier efforts (most notably her work with guitarist Vieux Farka Toure). This…

Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle (Heavenly)

Mark Lanegan Band Gargoyle (Heavenly) As a longtime fan, it’s been an interesting ride following the music career of singer/songwriter Mark Lanegan. From his early days in the iconic Screaming Trees to working with the supergroup Mad Season and Queens…

Modern English: Take Me to the Trees (Self-Released)

Modern English Take Me to the Trees (Self-Released) The UK-based New Wave band Modern English have had a hell of a time shaking that one-hit wonder label. Ever since their early- ‘80s hit “I Melt With You” took over radio,…

Lauren Murphie and the Sodo 4: 777 (Self-Released)

Lauren Murphie and the Sodo 4 777 (Self-Released) Recent transplant to Seattle, vocal power house, and whirling dervish Lauren Murphie found fast friends and kindred spirits in the Sodo 4 and quickly joined forces with them to record debut album…

Gina Sicilia: Tug of War (Blue Elan)

Gina Sicilia Tug of War (Blue Elan) Philadelphis-born Gina Sicilia is a vocal stylist who has made her mark as a bodacious soul singer and torch song blues diva with a powerful husky alto. Sicilia recently made a move to…

Skating Polly: New Trick (El Camino)

Skating Polly New Trick (El Camino) Over their eight years as a band, Skating Polly has released four albums and for their latest, the 3-song EP ‘New Trick,’ the band are pulling out all the stops. Kelli Mayo (guitar, vocals)…

The Dollyrots: Whiplash Splash (Arrested Youth)

The Dollyrots Whiplash Splash (Arrested Youth) A couple weeks ago, one of the best releases of 2017 came out with the Dollyrots’ sixth studio album ‘Whiplash Splash.’ While throttling her Gibson Thunderbird bass, Kelly Ogden’s voice ranges from sugary sweet,…

All Them Witches: Sleeping Through the War (New West)

All Them Witches Sleeping Through the War (New West) Despite their clear and obvious talents, some groups are inevitably trapped in that gray area between basking in the limelight and limping along as average white noise playing almost unnoticed in…

Chris Bergson Band: Bitter Midnight (Two shirt)

Chris Bergson Band Bitter Midnight (Two shirt) Artists are often associated with a city or region; Chris Bergson is New York City through and through. His music are the voice of the soul of the city. His latest album ‘Bitter…

Cory Branan: Adios (Bloodshot)

Cory Branan Adios (Bloodshot) The fact that Cory Branan is not on the tongue of every musical tastemaker around is proof that the system is broken. Across a half-a-dozen albums, Branan spins out one brilliant story after the next, blending…